Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282336 (stock #101766)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$1,125.00
Pre-Columbian, Peru, North Coast, ca. 700 CE - 1200 CE. Striking Sican/Lambayeque double bottle pottery vessel, front lobe in the form of a sea lion with an expressive visage dramatically peering upward comprised of almond shaped eyes, open toothy mouth, finely incised long facial whiskers, perforated nostrils and ears with a whistle incorporated in the head. Adding to the representation are nicely applied and modeled front and hind flippers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282334 (stock #100293)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$2,250.00
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche IV, ca. 100 CE - 500 CE. Terracotta stirrup vessel depicting a sitting drummer wearing a bird head mask with tear rolling down his cheeks, his tunic is cream-colored with intricate red/brown designs and he’s wearing a red/brown skirt and leg coverings. Spout reattached. Else choice condition. 8"H x 4-1/2"W.

PROVENANCE: Ex-private Boston, MA collection, Ex-Splendors of the World, Ex-Westermann Collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1980...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282333 (stock #101668)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$7,500.00
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Moche, ca 400 - 500 CE. Truly monumental in its importance! Terracotta vessel of a male figure, face depicts a lord with portrait-like face seated in a somber trance, holding ceremonial kero and implement perhaps for preparation of hallucinogenic substance used during ritualistic ceremonies. He wears an impressive checkerboard tunic with geometric border and cream colored hat as well as a small sack suspended from his back...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282331 (stock #101492)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Peru, northern coastal region, Moche II, Ca 300 to 400 CE. "Who" says the Moche aren't the finest potters in all of South America? This lovely stirrup vessel depicts a solitary owl perched atop a round base, his talons clearly exposed. Owls were revered as the creature who carried the sun to insure it always rose in the morning. Intact and in excellent condition. 6" H by 3-1/5" W.

PROVENANCE: Ex-Splendors of the World Collection

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282321 (stock #101553)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Moche IV, ca 600 CE. Unique and museum worthy stirrup vessel created in the likeness of a Mochica warrior in full armor, kneeling on one leg , holding a shield and maize club. The warrior dons impressive regalia, an elaborate headdress adorned with an image of a jaguar head in relief with an additional face on the reverse side as well. The jaguar symbolized power and might throughout the Pre-Columbian world...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282320 (stock #101401)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$2,995.00
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche III, ca. 300-400 CE. The jaguar symbolized power and might throughout the Pre-Columbian world. Warriors, rulers, hunters, and shamans alike associated themselves with this king of beasts, the largest and most powerful feline in the New World. The principal Moche god wears a headdress adorned with a jaguar head and paws and important mortals donned similar headdresses...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1275028 (stock #100428)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$795.00
Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, most likely Honduras and probably a pottery representation of the work done in alabaster in this region. Corseted pottery jar in white slip, carved or impressed just above the midpoint in repeating bird head panels. Very attractive! 7" H by 6" D.

Provenance: Ex D. Moreno collection

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1274142 (stock #J102314L418)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Description Pre-Columbian, Central Coast of Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000-1200 CE. Exceptional Cuchimilco Stargazer Cantador/Singer - one of the finest we have ever seen! In the valleys north of Lima, the Chancay artisans created ceramics that are quite distinctive in form and decoration. Hollow-body figures painted in dark brown-black on white, these pieces were typically more slapdash in appearance than the ceramics of their predecessors and contemporaries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1255529 (stock #BD)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
El Salvador, Mayan Territories, Ca 550 to 900 CE. Copador potteries are often under-appreciated, but this fantastic example should be appreciated and loved by any lover of ancient art! Large polychrome cylinder, decorated in 4 panels representing the story of the Popol Vuh and the Hero Twins. Two panels represent Camazotz (Death Bat) which the Hero Twins had to fight in the house of bats. As the story goes, the Hero Twins slept inside their blowguns. When Hunahpu (one of the twins) poked hi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1242441 (stock #BD31114C$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD $895.00
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000-1500 CE. As the Wari aesthetic waned, Chancay artisans residing in the valleys north of Lima created ceramics in the likenesses of humans and animals with their own distinctive style and form. Chancay figural ceramics were usually fabricated with molds and stamps and painted with a limited color scheme of dark brown-black on white; however, this example departs from Chancay mass production and at times less-refined aesthetic. First off, it is han...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1240645 (stock #ASull22514J$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD $695.00
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima culture, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. This deer vessel boasts not only an attractive form but its iconography was dearly symbolic in the Pre-Columbian world - no pun intended. Deer have a recurring role in creation myths of the Pre-Columbian world as their nimble speed and awe-inspiring grace suggest their fire and stellar symbolism. In addition, a most valued source of meat, deer were also featured in ancient fertility rites. 9"L x 5"T x 2 3/4"W Hoof of front ri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1238875 (stock #AKB$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD 595.00
Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 800-1200 ce. This hand-built vessel features a visage of a shaman on its neck. Dramatic firing cloud on surface. 5-1/2"T x 5-1/4"D. Several small chips on rim and minor hole on back wall of vessel.

Provenance: Ex- Katherine Byrnes Collection, FL

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1238873 (stock #AKB$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD 595.00
Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 8th to 15th CE. Unusual form with facial features composed of stylized applied filets and ornamented with decorative headband and earspools. Shows manganese deposits and signs of rich, once burnished hue. 11-1/2"L x 7"W x 7-1/4"D. Obvious fragment with loss at neck and on left side of head.

Provenance: Ex-Katherine Byrnes Collection, FL

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1238872 (stock #AKB$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD 545.00
Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. Finely burnished orange ware tripod bowl with anamorphic feet in the form of jaguar heads. 9"D x 3-1/2"T Small chip on rim of bowl, minor surface wear.

Provenance: Ex-Florida private collection

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1238866 (stock #AKB1027$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD 795.00
Pre-Columbian, South Yucatan, ca. 550 to 850 CE. This piece was most likely fired in the open, possibly in charcoal to attain its rich dark hue. The decorative program is intriguing with a double spout in the form of an anamorphic head and tail and incised geometric program of rings and striations on the vessel. 8-1/2"D at widest x 6-1/4"T Chip on rim and one stable pressure crack. Erosion to bottom of pot. Good to excellent.

Provenance: Ex- Katherine Byrnes Collection, FL
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1238865 (stock #MVB$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD 895.00
Pre-Columbian, Peru, South Coast, Nazca, ca 200-600 CE. This ovoid jar features a series of trophy head deities or tasters painted around the upper circumference. The cream-colored face with extended tongue, half moon eyes, and marks indicating body paint or scarification is topped with a series of scrolled and peaked forehead ornaments which has eyes, mouths, tongues and spreading serpentlike finials. Bifurcated hairs project from all parts. The predominant slip hues are red, brown, cream, and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1231787 (stock #BD$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$4,295.00
Pre-Columbian, San Pedro Culture, South Coast Peru, ca. 500-300 BCE. Early polychrome pottery stirrup vessel depicting a fisherman resting on a net buoyed by gourd vessels as a flotation device. His arms are red brown with white fingernails, his face is a white mask accented by light brown eyes with black pupils. His headdress is a net type in red brown with white bands, his hair is black and the gourds are red brown against a sand-colored background. A wonderful early stirrup in vivid colors! 7...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1230936 (stock #BD)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$3,495.00
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Classic, ca. 450 to 650 CE. This hand built vessel depicts a facial visage with naturalistic form, particularly of the nose, open mouth with filed teeth, even laugh lines. This individual was elaborately adorned with a headdress over his neatly plaited hair, nose ring, and ear ornaments. Look closely at the ears and you will see incised lines referencing the custom of bloodletting and scarification. Look even closer and you will see that figure's eyes are closed, perhaps i...